During our winter break camp students were asked to think about about elements of design, such as composition, line quality, scale, value, and pattern. They were given a variety of unusual materials to create with, including old newspaper layout tape and letraset letters and patterns, fountain pens with india ink, carbon copy paper, vintage encyclopedia pages, and dayglo paper. The kids were fascinated by these materials and made some truly captivating work.
We also discussed foreground, middle ground and background, and the idea of things in the distance getting smaller. The kids were then asked to copy an animal/landscape image while thinking of these ideas.